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Tuesday 20th September 2016

SPFL Team of the Week

Craig Fowler selects his latest Team of the Week, with Motherwell striker Louis Moult the star man after his four-goal show against Hamilton Accies.

Craig Fowler selects his latest Team of the Week, with Motherwell striker Louis Moult the star man after his four-goal show against Hamilton Accies.

GK - Owain Fon Williams (Inverness Caley Thistle)
The Inverness goalie single-handedly kept his side in the game during Celtic's second-half domination in the Highland capital. It only looked like a matter of time before Celtic would break through and score the all-important third goal. Instead they found Fon Williams in inspired form. The shot-stopper kept the game at 2-1, enabling his side to snatch a point at the death.

DR - Nicky Devlin (Ayr United)
While Hibs piled the pressure on their visitors, they struggled to create clear-cut opportunities, being forced to settle instead for a number of half chances in and around the box. Devlin played his part in Ayr's resolute defensive display, before going on a terrific run and providing the cross for Brian Gilmour to net an unlikely winner in the 2-1 victory.

DC - Ross Perry (Clyde)
After making his debut last week, the former Rangers and Raith Rovers centre-back was handed his first start for the difficult trip to Elgin. It should prove to be the first of many after a masterful performance in his side's 2-0 win. His last-ditch challenge on Craig Gunn during the first half, in particular, was of immense importance.

DC - Gavin Gunning (Morton)
Jim Duffy needed to reinforce his defence after a disappointing start to the campaign and he seems to have found the right man in Gunning. The centre-back slotted right into the Morton back-line and played an important role in his new side's 2-1 win over Dunfermline.

DL - Kieran Tierney (Celtic)
The young Scotland international notched up an assist for Celtic's first and would have had a pair of goals himself if not for a brilliant stop from Owain Fon Williams and the goal frame. He continually got up and down the left wing, particularly in the second half where he provided an out-ball around the penalty area for the Celtic attack.

MC - James Maddison (Aberdeen)
Aberdeen have found themselves a player, although it’s a pity it is only until January. Maddison started his first match since his deadline-day move from Norwich City and he was the stand-out performer in their 3-1 win at Dundee. In addition to using his skill and pace around the final third, he netted Aberdeen's equaliser shortly after the Dons went behind.

MC - Joe Thomson (Dumbarton)
The Sons were unhappy to only take a point from the contest against a St Mirren side who have since parted company with manager Alex Rae. In Thomson, on loan from Celtic, they had the star player in the centre of the park and on another day would not have been held to a 1-1 draw.

MC - Scott Pittman (Livingston)
Since Livingston dropped into the third tier, Pittman has seemingly reinvented himself as a goalscoring midfielder. Known before for his technique and work rate, he's now become more consistent in front of goal, netting five times in Livi's six league games so far. Since joining the club in the latter half of the 2014/15 season, he had netted only twice in 44 games prior to this run. He got another goal in Livingston's 2-1 win at home to Brechin City.

FC - Louis Moult (Motherwell)
Four goals in just over an hour. Quite an astonishing return from Moult in his first start since returning from injury. He's making a case as Motherwell's most valuable player after taking his tally to seven for the season. He's only played 210 minutes of football so far this term so that's an average of a goal every half hour. For putting four past his side's arch rivals and winning the Lanarkshire derby, he is this week's star man.

FC - Souleymane Coulibaly (Kilmarnock)
The attacker is beginning to enjoy his time on Killie's right wing and seems to be forging quite the understanding with veteran attacker Kris Boyd in the centre. Against Partick Thistle, he was full of strong running and a threat throughout, which was underlined by the header that put Kilmarnock 2-1 up, though the game would eventually finish 2-2.

FC - Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South)
Another game and another goal, two of them this time, for Queen of the South's talismanic striker. Queens have won every game in which Dobbie has started this season, a run that's pushed them to the top of the Ladbrokes Championship table, ahead of Hibernian, who they face at Palmerston on Saturday.